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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207685/trends-in-postpartum-depressive-symptoms-27-states-2004-2008-and-2012
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Jean Y Ko, Karilynn M Rockhill, Van T Tong, Brian Morrow, Sherry L Farr
Postpartum depression is common and associated with adverse infant and maternal outcomes (e.g., lower breastfeeding initiation and duration and poor maternal and infant bonding) (1-3). A developmental Healthy People 2020 objective is to decrease the proportion of women delivering a live birth who experience postpartum depressive symptoms (PDS).* To provide a baseline for this objective, CDC sought to describe self-reported PDS overall, by reporting state, and by selected sociodemographic factors, using 2004, 2008, and 2012 data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)...
February 17, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192469/diatoms-on-the-carapace-of-common-snapping-turtles-luticola-spp-dominate-despite-spatial-variation-in-assemblages
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Shelly C Wu, Elizabeth A Bergey
Filamentous algae are often visible on the carapaces of freshwater turtles and these algae are dominated by a few species with varying geographic distributions. Compared to filamentous algae, little is known about the much more speciose microalgae on turtles. Our objectives were to compare the diatom flora on a single turtle species (the common snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina) across part of its range to examine spatial patterns and determine whether specific diatom taxa were consistently associated with turtles (as occurs in the filamentous alga Basicladia spp...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184975/alkaline-phosphatase-a-biomarker-of-cardiac-function-in-pediatric-patients
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Elizabeth S Makil, Xinyu Tang, Elizabeth A Frazier, R Thomas Collins
Myocardial dysfunction and heart failure are common in pediatric patients with congenital and acquired heart disease. Alkaline phosphatase (AP) has been suggested as a biomarker for myocardial dysfunction after Fontan operation. We hypothesized that pediatric patients with myocardial dysfunction requiring orthotopic heart transplant (OHT) have diminished AP compared to normal. A retrospective review was performed in all patients who underwent OHT at Arkansas Children's Hospital between January 2007 and October 2012...
February 9, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168538/price-transparency-in-primary-care-can-patients-learn-about-costs-when-scheduling-an-appointment
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Brendan Saloner, Lisa Clemans Cope, Katherine Hempstead, Karin V Rhodes, Daniel Polsky, Genevieve M Kenney
BACKGROUND: Cost-sharing in health insurance plans creates incentives for patients to shop for lower prices, but it is unknown what price information patients can obtain when scheduling office visits. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether new patients can obtain price information for a primary care visit and identify variation across insurance types, offices, and geographic areas. DESIGN: Simulated patient methodology in which trained interviewers posed as non-elderly adults seeking new patient primary care appointments...
February 6, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158975/do-biofilm-communities-respond-to-the-chemical-signatures-of-fracking-a-test-involving-streams-in-north-central-arkansas
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Wilson H Johnson, Marlis R Douglas, Jeffrey A Lewis, Tara N Stuecker, Franck G Carbonero, Bradley J Austin, Michelle A Evans-White, Sally A Entrekin, Michael E Douglas
BACKGROUND: Unconventional natural gas (UNG) extraction (fracking) is ongoing in 29 North American shale basins (20 states), with ~6000 wells found within the Fayetteville shale (north-central Arkansas). If the chemical signature of fracking is detectable in streams, it can be employed to bookmark potential impacts. We evaluated benthic biofilm community composition as a proxy for stream chemistry so as to segregate anthropogenic signatures in eight Arkansas River catchments. In doing so, we tested the hypothesis that fracking characteristics in study streams are statistically distinguishable from those produced by agriculture or urbanization...
February 3, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147209/electronic-nicotine-delivery-systems-and-smoking-cessation-in-arkansas-2014
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Uwemedimbuk S Ekanem, Victor M Cardenas, Ruiqi Cen, Wanda Simon, Irene P Chedjieu, Morgan Woodward, Robert R Delongchamp, J Gary Wheeler
OBJECTIVES: As of October 2015, evidence needed to make a recommendation about the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) for smoking cessation was limited. We used the 2014 Arkansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System with additional state-specific questions to determine the prevalence of ENDS use, the impact of ENDS use on smoking cessation, and beliefs about ENDS use in Arkansas. Our objectives were to determine if (1) ENDS use was associated with lower odds of quitting smoking, (2) ENDS users believed that ENDS use was not harmful to their health, and (3) ENDS users believed that switching to ENDS reduced their tobacco-related health risks...
January 1, 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145960/the-2016-austrian-swiss-german-fellowship
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Andrea N Veljkovic, Mathew D Sewell, Simon C Mears, Eric W Edmonds
The Austrian-Swiss-German (ASG) Traveling Fellowship, which began in 1979, is an annual exchange of surgeons between the German-speaking countries of Austria, Switzerland, and Germany and the English-speaking countries of the United States, England, and Canada. In 2016, 4 fellows were chosen to participate in the fellowship, including Eric Edmonds from the University of California, San Diego; Simon Mears from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Mathew Sewell from the James Cook University in Middlesbrough, England; and Andrea Veljkovic from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130676/a-new-eimerian-apicomplexa-eimeriidae-from-ornate-box-turtle-terrapene-ornata-agassiz-testudines-emydidae-from-northwest-arkansas-usa
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Chris T McAllister, Dagmara Motriuk-Smith, Catherine M Kerr, Kristine N Carmen, R Scott Seville, Matthew B Connior
A new species of Eimeria Schneider, 1875 (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) collected from an ornate box turtle, Terrapene ornata (Agassiz) from Arkansas, USA, is described. Oöcysts of Eimeria doddi n. sp. are ovoidal to ellipsoidal with a smooth, light to darker brown, bi-layered wall, measure 21.1 × 14.0 µm, and have a length/width (L/W) ratio of 1.5; both micropyle and oöcyst residuum are absent, but a polar granule is present. Sporocysts are ellipsoidal, 9.9 × 6.1 µm, L/W 1.6; the Stieda body is present, but the sub-Stieda and para-Stieda bodies are absent and the sporocyst residuum is composed of small granules in a cluster...
February 2017: Systematic Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130667/three-new-species-of-plagioporus-stafford-1904-from-darters-perciformes-percidae-with-a-redescription-of-plagioporus-boleosomi-pearse-1924-peters-1957
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Thomas J Fayton, Anindo Choudhury, Chris T McAllister, Henry W Robison
A form of Plagioporus Stafford, 1904 is described from the intestine of three North American species of darters (Perciformes: Percidae) from River West Twin, Wisconsin, USA, that we consider to be conspecific with Plagioporus boleosomi (Pearse, 1924) Peters, 1957 based on similarities in the sucker ratio, extent of the forebody, shape and position of the testes, vitellarium distribution and terminal genitalia. Three new species of Plagioporus are described from the intestine of darters as follows: Plagioporus fonti n...
February 2017: Systematic Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123278/cementum-as-an-age-determinant-a-forensic-view
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Godishala Swamy Sugunakar Raju, Muddana Keerthi, Surapaneni Rateesh Kumar Nandan, Thokala Madhusudan Rao, Pavan G Kulkarni, Dorankula Shyam Prasad Reddy
CONTEXT: Forensic age estimation (FAE) defines an expertise in forensic medicine, which aims to define in the most accurate way to determine the unknown chronological age of the person involved in judicial or legal proceedings. Dental cementum is a vital tissue which demonstrates continuous apposition throughout the life of the tooth. This appositional changes of cementum helps in approximation of age inforensic investigations. AIMS: To correlate age by measuring the overlap or coronal migration of thecementum at thecementoenamel junction (CEJ) and the thickness of the cementum at the apical third of the root...
September 2016: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116606/concentrations-of-select-dissolved-trace-elements-and-anthropogenic-organic-compounds-in-the-mississippi-river-and-major-tributaries-during-the-summer-of-2012-and-2013
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Derek D Bussan, Clifford A Ochs, Colin R Jackson, Tarun Anumol, Shane A Snyder, James V Cizdziel
The Mississippi River drainage basin includes the Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Arkansas rivers. These rivers drain areas with different physiography, population centers, and land use, with each contributing a different suites of metals and wastewater contaminants that can affect water quality. In July 2012, we determined 18 elements (Be, Rb, Sr, Cd, Cs, Ba, Tl, Pb, Mg, Al, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn) and chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) in the five major tributaries and in the Upper Mississippi River. The following summer, we determined both trace elements and 25 trace organic compounds at 10 sites in a longitudinal study of the main stem of the Mississippi River from Grafton, Illinois to Natchez, Mississippi...
February 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079679/influence-of-behavior-on-complications-of-osseointegrated-bone-conduction-devices-in-children
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Michael E Kubala, Matthew D Cox, Kurt L Nelson, Gresham T Richter, John L Dornhoffer
OBJECTIVE: Compare incidences of complications following implantation of osseointegrated bone conduction devices (OBCD) between children with and without behavioral disorders. STUDY DESIGN: Case series with chart review. SETTING: Tertiary referral center otology and neurotology practice. PATIENTS: Pediatric patients who underwent implantation of OBCD between May 2009 and July 2014 at Arkansas Children's Hospital. INTERVENTIONS: Implantation with Cochlear BAHA 200 series, Cochlear BAHA BI300, or Oticon OBCD...
January 10, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062995/aethycteron-robisoni-n-sp-monogenea-ancyrocephalidae-from-the-sunburst-darter-etheostoma-mihileze-mayden-perciformes-percidae-in-arkansas-usa
#13
Donald G Cloutman, Chris T McAllister
Aethycteron robisoni n. sp. is described from the sunburst darter, Etheostoma mihileze Mayden (Perciformes: Percidae), in the Arkansas River Drainage of the Ozark Region in the Central Highlands of Arkansas, USA. Aethycteron robisoni morphologically most closely resembles A. caerulei Suriano & Beverley-Burton, 1982, A. moorei (Mizelle, 1940) and A. nigrei Suriano & Beverly-Burton, 1982, by possessing a male copulatory organ with a distinct distal curvature and spiraling sheath. The haptoral sclerites of A. robisoni, with the exception of the hooks, are distinctly larger than those of the other three species...
January 2017: Systematic Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042105/a-comparison-of-trapping-techniques-coleoptera-carabidae-buprestidae-cerambycidae-and-curculionoidea-excluding-scolytinae
#14
Michael J Skvarla, Ashley P G Dowling
Beetles (Coleoptera) are a charismatic group of insects targeted by collectors and often used in biodiversity surveys. As part of a larger project, we surveyed a small (4 hectare) plot in the Boston Mountains of Arkansas using 70 traps of 12 trap types and Berlese-Tullgren extraction of leaf litter and identified all Buprestidae, Carabidae, Cerambycidae, and Curculionoidea (Anthribidae, Attelabidae, Brachyceridae, Brentidae, and Curculionidae excluding Scolytinae) to species. This resulted in the collection of 7,973 specimens representing 242 species arranged in 8 families...
January 2017: Journal of Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030617/sublethal-effects-of-imidacloprid-on-honey-bee-colony-growth-and-activity-at-three-sites-in-the-u-s
#15
William G Meikle, John J Adamczyk, Milagra Weiss, Ales Gregorc, Don R Johnson, Scott D Stewart, Jon Zawislak, Mark J Carroll, Gus M Lorenz
Imidacloprid is a neonicotinoid pesticide heavily used by the agricultural industry and shown to have negative impacts on honey bees above certain concentrations. We evaluated the effects of different imidacloprid concentrations in sugar syrup using cage and field studies, and across different environments. Honey bee colonies fed sublethal concentrations of imidicloprid (0, 5, 20 and 100 ppb) over 6 weeks in field trials at a desert site (Arizona), a site near intensive agriculture (Arkansas) and a site with little nearby agriculture but abundant natural forage (Mississippi) were monitored with respect to colony metrics, such as adult bee and brood population sizes, as well as pesticide residues...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028189/implementation-of-a-%C3%AE-agonist-airway-clearance-protocol-in-a-pediatric-icu
#16
Gary R Lowe, J Randy Willis, Shasha Bai, Mark J Heulitt
BACKGROUND: Respiratory therapist (RT)-driven protocols have been in use for over 30 years. Protocols have been reported to decrease unnecessary or harmful therapy, health-care costs, and hospital stay. This study represents the evaluation of an original respiratory care protocol in the pediatric ICU at Arkansas Children's Hospital for β-agonist and airway clearance interventions where one did not exist. METHODS: This project was composed of 2 parts: a survey administered to RTs and licensed independent practitioners and a retrospective review of outcome data comparing a therapist-driven β-agonist/airway clearance protocol with physician-directed respiratory care ordering in a patient population admitted for acute respiratory failure...
December 27, 2016: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028099/interactions-among-latitude-nematode-parasitization-and-female-sirex-nigricornis-hymenoptera-siricidae-fitness
#17
Jessica A Hartshorn, Kevin D Chase, Larry D Galligan, John J Riggins, Fred M Stephen
Sirex nigricornis F. (Hymenoptera: Siricidae) is an innocuous pine-inhabiting woodwasp native to eastern North America, utilizing dead or dying pine trees as hosts. Although S. nigricornis F. does not cause economic damage, a closely related species, Sirex noctilio, was discovered in New York in 2004 and has continually spread throughout the northeastern United States and southern Canada, threatening the multi-billion-dollar pine timber industry of the southeastern United States and raising interest about potential interactions with native woodwasps and associated mortality agents...
December 2016: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996155/the-origin-and-role-of-trust-in-local-policy-elites-perceptions-of-high-voltage-power-line-installations-in-the-state-of-arkansas
#18
Creed Tumlison, Rachael M Moyer, Geoboo Song
The debate over an installation of high-voltage power lines (HVPLs) has been intense, particularly in northwest Arkansas. Detractors claim that the installation will negatively affect both the natural environment and the local economy, which contains a large tourism component. By contrast, those in favor of installing HVPLs claim that the installation is necessary in order to reliably support the increasing demand for electric power. Using original data collected from a recent statewide Internet survey of 420 local policy elites in Arkansas, this article focuses on two key aspects...
December 20, 2016: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993208/the-price-of-surgery-markup-of-operative-procedures-in-the-united-states
#19
Faiz Gani, Martin A Makary, Timothy M Pawlik
BACKGROUND: Despite cost containment efforts, the price for surgery is not subject to any regulations. We sought to characterize and compare variability in pricing for commonly performed major surgical procedures across the United States. METHODS: Medicare claims corresponding to eight major surgical procedures (aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valvuloplasty, carotid endartectomy, coronary artery bypass grafting, esophagectomy, pancreatectomy, liver resection, and colectomy) were identified using the Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data Physician and Other Supplier Public Use File for 2013...
February 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957429/relationship-between-level-of-hba1c-and-breast-cancer
#20
Fariba Jousheghany, Joshua Phelps, Tina Crook, Reza Hakkak
BACKGROUND: Diabetes and cancer are public health issues worldwide; studies have shown that diabetes is related to increased breast cancer mortality. The purpose of this study was to examine associations between HbA1C and obesity with tumor stage and mortality among breast cancer patients. METHODS: Data for 82 patients with breast cancer (36-89 years of age, diagnosed /treated 1999-2009) were provided by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Data Trust Warehouse...
December 2016: BBA Clinical
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